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Invite your clients to a cocktail hour with our professional invitations!

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In these difficult economic times, it is essential to communicate about your company to remain competitive. Chances are high that your competitors propose less and less expensive and more and more interesting offers. Think of a more creative and original means of attracting new customers and developing their loyalty. Why not to organize a special event? A cocktail party, for example, is a nice and inexpensive opportunity (especially if you collaborate with partners) to thank your customers for their trust.

 

Ooprint has created a new collection of invitation cards designed for professionals. Our superior quality invitations will contribute to the elegant atmosphere of your festive event and thus to the satisfaction of your customers. Our digressive and competitive prices will also ensure that your event stays within your budget.

 

Simply personalize your texts and upload your logo: our invitations will then be sure to make a great impression on your customers.

International Business Card Etiquette

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Global business has facilitated the diffusion and assimilation of different business practices from cultures worldwide.  In particular, Asian cultures have influenced the world in how we give and receive business cards.  More than a simple trading of contact information, the ritual of business card exchanges is a formal ceremony and has become an international business protocol. 

 

In Asian cultures, your business card is seen as a representation of who you are.  It should therefore be presented in pristine condition, just as your physical appearance.  You wouldn’t dream of wearing a dirty or wrinkled suit to a business meeting; the same goes for a crinkled business card. 

 

When introducing yourself, your business cards should be presented using the right hand or both hands.  Giving out your business card using the left hand is an insult in Muslim and other countries, so avoid making this mistake and disrespecting a new acquaintance.  Presenting your business cards using both hands, however, is seen as the highest form of respect.    

 

You should receive a business card in the same manner in which it was presented to you.  For example, if your new acquaintance presents his or her card to you in both hands, you should accept it with both hands.  Take time to study the card.  This will not only help you to remember facts about the person, but it also shows interest and esteem. 

 

Often, you’ll want to take notes about a person (send a brochure, interested in a certain product etc.) but you should never write on the business card.  The Japanese see this as the equivalent of writing on a person’s face!  Instead of committing such a gaffe, jot down reminders on a separate note pad. 

 

After a meeting, store your collected business cards in a carrying case; rubber bands and paper clips will damage the cards and show disrespect.  After you have stowed a business card in an appropriate case or holder, place it in a pocket on your upper body, not in your back pocket!  Think of the impolite message you would be sending by sitting on a person’s business card!  Most importantly, do not lose your contact’s business card!  This would be a major insult, and possibly the end of a professional relationship.

 

By following these guidelines, you will be confident in your knowledge of professional protocol and at ease when meeting new contacts from all over the world.

 

Order your own professional business cards on ooprint.

Your planet needs you!

Img1 “Your planet needs you!  Unite to combat climate change” is the theme of the 2009 World Environment Day.  Created by the United Nations in 1972, this day serves to stimulate global awareness of environmental issues and to prompt political action.  Celebrated on June 5th, World Environment Day presents a different theme and host country each year.  This year Mexico holds the honor. 

Today, ask yourself: what importance does the protection of the environment have in your life?  Do you recycle plastics and glass?  Do you always turn the light off when leaving a room?  Do you eat organic foods?  Do you travel by bicycle instead of by car?

At ooprint, we are dedicated to pursuing environmentally-friendly business practices.  We exclusively use papers which are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, ensuring that our papers come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic, and ecological needs of present and future generations.  More specifically, FSC certification guarantees the prohibition of conversion of forests or other natural habitats, the respect of international workers rights, the non-use of hazardous chemicals, the respect of Human Rights with particular attention to indigenous peoples, and the identification and appropriate management of areas needing special protection (cultural or sacred sites, or habitats of endangered animal and plant species).

Ooprint takes our commitment to the protection of the environment even further by implementing strict procedures concerning paper recycling, the disposal of ink cartridges and chemical products, and careful energy consumption. 

Do your part for the environment by adopting green practices in your everyday life . . . start by shopping on ooprint.com.

The Art of the Postcard

Img2 Christelle Bauduin, a French painter, came to ooprint looking for a solution to promote her art exhibits.  She needed a communication tool that is both practical and creative . . . voilà the art of the postcard!  Christelle chose both horizontal and vertical formats of our postcard models, onto the front of which she uploaded her original works and on the back personalized her contact information.  The result: colorful postcards perfect for sending out invitations to her upcoming gallery openings, unveiling new works, and keeping her fans and followers up to date her exhibits.  The superior print quality provided by ooprint ensures that her beautiful paintings are accurately replicated.  Talk about a work of art!

 

Create your own postcards by uploading your own photos, images, or logos here.

Do you love your job?

En_i_love_my_job Feel like shouting “I LOVE my job”?  Then this business card is for you.  No matter your profession, your passion will shine forth when you hand out this card to your contacts.  A surefire way to make a good and memorable impression . . . after all, everyone loves an enthusiastic colleague or business partner with a positive attitude. 

 

Want to share the love?  Order your “I love my job” business card here.

Looking for other bold and original ways to stand out in your business meetings?  See our collection of modern business cards.

American Psycho

En_american_psycho In this classic scene from the thriller American Psycho businessman by day/murderer by night Patrick Bateman compares his new business card with those of his colleagues.  You can see the disgust and jealousy on Patrick’s face when he realizes his business card comes up short.

Want a business card that is sure to impress?  Order yours on ooprint. 

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